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Thread: Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD (softmod only)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    No, how would you run Wad Mgr without the app? Please slow down a little and re-read your responses. This info is not on this guide because it is actually off-topic for a thread focused on loading and playing Wii game backups from the USB HDD. I allow a little leeway, but don't allow a lot of extraneous clutter on this thread. You have received the same advice twice now and have reported this is the most probable cause of your issues. No more off-topic discussion. You are free to post any on-topic questions here, but no more off-topic, please.
    That's understandable didn't mean to derail the thread at all. I did not realize he had respond to me in another thread that's why I continued to ask in this thread. However, when I was searching the site this is the only thread that tells you how to partition your external hard drive that actually made sense. He also mentions it in his guide so I didn't think it was off topic.


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    Do you realize the person who is responding to you is the person that wrote this guide? And I believe it would be "She" (Not that you should know that...just pointing it out)

    EDIT: I will delete this post after it has been read, just wanted to point that out. In further effort of staying on topic possibly edit your other post if you have something to add rather then reply. Just a suggestion.
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    No, no, it's okay. AlmostLegendary has explained the error and indicates an understanding of the need to stay more or less on topic here. Your posts can stay as no one appears to have their posting interrupted right now. Don't worry about it, Krank and AlmostLegendary. I also am never bothered by the gender reference. There's nothing in my username or pix to hint that I'm a woman so I just take it in stride being addressed as man, dude, gentleman, bro... If it were in person, I would take it hard. Thanks, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    If it were in person, I would take it hard. Thanks, though.
    Yeah but in person you have more formiddable weaponry: instead of the banhammer, there's the ever-present-weighs-a-ton-when-swung purse

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    @johnson- sounds like 2 things. Primary problem is with your HDD. It does not act like it is fully compatible, is it on the compatibilty lists? If so, it might be using a power save mode and going to sleep after just a few minutes- use a utility disk if available to change the drive's power saving settings.
    Thanks for the advice...couple comments...

    1) I have a LaCie 300GB drive. It isn't listed either way on the compatibility list:

    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

    Also, I don't think the sleep mode is an issue since this problem happens after I start up the Wii which powers on the drive nearly instantly. Could it really be the hard drive if it is seeing the games and the space allocation?



    The other issue is with NSMB, that's a problem game thst might need a bit of tweaking to play from backup. There is a list on this site and a link included in many of the welcome posts that we staff created. Check for it. I'm using my iPad and can't get and paste that link for you right now.
    Thanks for that heads up...I noticed a few posts about that specific game. However, this problem is consistent across the board. I have tried every USB loader and the all freeze or black screen early in the game experience.

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    @johnson1415-if that LaCie is not listed on either compatibility list and is acting in a manner that I think suggests unreliable compatibilty. I think it may not be compatible. One thing to check before giving up, make sure your softmod is good-is it? Are you able to have NeoGamma start up and display either IOS249rev14 or rev17 along the bottom of the screen, there? If so, congratulations, your softmod is probably fine, Now also try NeoGamma on that drive-reason for that is USB Loaders use pretty much the same access coding where NeoGamma uses a different programming code-try and see if NeoGamma sees that HDD. Other than that, I think that your Wii is demanding you spend more money on a new hard drive for it. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Sorry to hear that, rechee. For my own knowledge, what generation was that iPod of yours, please. Sorry we couldn't get it to work.
    My ipod is 5th generation. Also, another question. I downloaded a game and converted it to .wbfs format. But the .wbfs was still 4 GB, but only a few megabits smaller. Is there a way to compress it to make it less than 2GB or does the size of the .wbfs depends on the game. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rechee123 View Post
    My ipod is 5th generation. Also, another question. I downloaded a game and converted it to .wbfs format. But the .wbfs was still 4 GB, but only a few megabits smaller. Is there a way to compress it to make it less than 2GB or does the size of the .wbfs depends on the game. Thanks.
    You are correct, depends on the size of the game. Installing a game ISO to a WBFS-formatted drive removes the update partition and all the junk or zero bits that expand a game to the DVD requisite 4.37 GB. Examples of final size: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare Reflex 3.80GB, Balls of Fury 0.61GB, Dirt 2 1.36GB, Nights: Journey of Dreams 4.05GB.

    Well, the instructions I had were for a 5th gen iPod and I have seen a number of successes. I suppose there must be something different about your iPod, heavy metal poisoning or something. I was hoping you had some old unit and that I might be able to locate the magic key for you. Oh well, sorry. Enjoy what you were able to do until you have enough saved to get a nice compatible external USB HDD.
    Last edited by Gen3SF; 06-03-2010 at 12:13 PM.

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    Can anyone help me? I got the program open. It finds my hard drive. But it says it has 0.00Gb avaliable. And it doesn't find any of the games I have installed on it. What am I doing wrong? The hard drive is listed as working on the compatibility page.

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    Thanks for the guide!
    I am trying to play mario kart wii and every time when I try to load it it doesn't work. It brings me to the screen where nintendo tells you be carefull when moving around and then it blacks out. Do you know why it acts like that? Also, when picking mario kart on the list of game selection is it suppose to be 2-3 GB?
    Thanks for your help.

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